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Boxing Legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker Dies After Crash In Virginia Beach

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Boxing Legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker Dies After Crash In Virginia Beach

Boxing Legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker Dies After Crash In Virginia Beach

Socialites, join us in taking a moment to send our condolences and prayers to the family of boxing legend Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker as reports are coming in that he has unfortunately passed away.

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According to CBS News, the former world champion and Olympic gold medalist died after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday in Virginia Beach.

“When officers arrived on scene they located an adult male victim who had been hit by a vehicle,” a Virginia Beach Police spokesperson said. It was also reported that Whitaker, who won world titles in four divisions during his career and also earned a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics, “succumbed to his injuries on the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene with police.”

He was just 55 years old. As of right now, the crash remains under investigation.

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